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Data is the lifeblood of the public sector. But how do you make sure you're responsibly using data for the public good?
That's been a career-long battle for today's guest Tom Smith, whose full job title is: Director, spatial data unit, chief data officer, Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.
We discuss Tom's career, his journey, and the art of using data to cut through political pressure and external noise to facilitate real societal improvements which can help millions.
00:00 - Intro
01:20 - Tom's methodology and how data can be used for the public good
16:30 - Tom's career and how he came to be here
19:20 - How Tom stays the course against political pressure and lobbying
27:20 - Dan's final thoughts
The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-levelling-up-housing-and-communities
Dan Klein: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/dplklein
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